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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-03-20, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I think we are finding it easy to behave because the high volume posters here are from more or less the same political tribe. If I'm wrong I hope I haven't offended anyone.
Thank goodness, because otherwise, boom.

But I have to give this thread its due, this thread historically has always been peaceful, frequented by people who respect one another. A little dust up now and then but nothing huge. Virtually self-moderated. I’m only here for many years because I like it here, not because I have to monitor it.
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Old 04-03-20, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Riding on dirt. Disturbing.
Even worse - flat bars!
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I could roll on that burgundy one.
+1.

I'd throw a buncha gold crap on it probably.
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Old 04-03-20, 12:55 PM
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Yeah, I got a Wheels BB, too - I also have a 24mm spindle, so prolly the same one. It's well made, it fit the shell nicely and it's quiet as a vol(e). Not concerned in the least.

Since I got my R3 as a frameset, I obviously got a good look at it. Scary light and crazy thin in places, but the exposed innards - BB area and HT - were all tidy.

And yeah, I've seen that same video on that aero model. That stop looks like a really weird decision - most companies simply rely on the handle smashing in to the top tube.
How far is it allowed to turn? Maybe it's there to prevent a full on wheel disitegration at speed. A possible partial recovery before the faceplant.
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Old 04-03-20, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Riding on dirt. Disturbing.
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Even worse - flat bars!
Um. I think that might be an eBike.
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Old 04-03-20, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yeah, I got a Wheels BB, too - I also have a 24mm spindle, so prolly the same one. It's well made, it fit the shell nicely and it's quiet as a vol(e). Not concerned in the least.

Since I got my R3 as a frameset, I obviously got a good look at it. Scary light and crazy thin in places, but the exposed innards - BB area and HT - were all tidy.

And yeah, I've seen that same video on that aero model. That stop looks like a really weird decision - most companies simply rely on the handle smashing in to the top tube.
From the Excel Sports R3 ad "The only variation is the Cervelo Connect 24x90 bottom bracket for direct BBright fit with the 24mm Hollowtech II spindle of the R8000 crankset."
Is that Cervelo code for the Wheels Mfg. adapter?
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Old 04-03-20, 01:09 PM
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Kinlins?

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Aluminum rims, even!

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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I'm not mad.
I'm not even.
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Old 04-03-20, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Can we please take the masks talk to the Covid forum?
Last night I stuck my head into one or two of the threads in there. Wine can sometimes make you do foolish things.
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Old 04-03-20, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
From the Excel Sports R3 ad "The only variation is the Cervelo Connect 24x90 bottom bracket for direct BBright fit with the 24mm Hollowtech II spindle of the R8000 crankset."
Is that Cervelo code for the Wheels Mfg. adapter?
I'm guessing that that is Cervelo's in-house BB. The Wheels Manufacturing one is BBRight-Out-1 or something like that.
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Old 04-03-20, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
It's that Aussie guy on YouTube that the carbon haters like to trot out all the time. Leutner Technic or some such. Do a search for carbon bikes cut in half and he'll pop up.
Thanks. Found it

Didn't watch the whole video but got the gist of it.

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How far is it allowed to turn? Maybe it's there to prevent a full on wheel disitegration at speed. A possible partial recovery before the faceplant.
Far enough that you could still do a u-turn like you would on a normal bike.

If you're going fast enough that you would disintegrate a wheel and the bars turned that far, I'd say you're already having a bad enough time that recovery is not possible.
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Old 04-03-20, 01:27 PM
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Kinlins?
Yes. XR31, CX-Ray spokes, and American Classic hubs. I can honestly say I built them, and haven't messed with them since. I was happy with that, even though it takes me like 10 times longer than a real wheelbuilder.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 04-03-20, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Yes, I am new here. Too new for that one.
It was an epic tale, spanning vast stretches of time.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 04-03-20, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
No. The other two. They know who they are.
Are you sure that you grew up in Ohio and not Minnesota?
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It was an epic tale, spanning vast stretches of time.
The saga to end all sagas.
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Jeez, new thread and I can't even being to keep up.

I did the zwift twice this week so far and caught the April Fool's 80's theme. Later found out it pissed off a bunch of people because the "unusable" graphics gave them a headache. Geez.

Wearing masks and gloves at work now. That's fun. Thinking I will rock the neck gaiter and maybe even use it at the grocery store. Nowhere near N95 protection, but it's something.

Dallas County just extended stay-at-home orders until April 20th. I imagine Denton might soon follow suit. That will effectively cancel school for the year for my wife and daughter as the last day on the original calendar was April 21st.

Ok, now to go back and catch up.
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speaking of....

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And I hadn't realized that GRX wasn't just a groupset, but a line of groupsets. They have 105 and Ultegra level now?
Sure.

RX400 is 10speed = Tiagra
RX600 is 11speed = 105
RX810 is 11speed = Ultegra
RX815 is 11speed Di2 = Ultegra Di2
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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surely there was a video for that tune, I can't recall it though.
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I’m still surprised it’s a whole groupset - seems like an RD and maybe a bit else would be enough. I suppose there are people who would feel it wasn’t taken seriously then though.
Shimano is pretty big on drivetrain systems working together.

Also, bike weenies need groupsets so they can be OCD about matching everything.
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As I was out for a walk for booze and bread, the general reluctance to be in close proximity to others made me think of Best Picture Academy Award Winner "Demolition Man," with Sly, Sandra and Wesley. My teenage mind distinctly remembers the virtual intercourse with a computer intermediary, and I want to say that physical contact in general was shunned. Anyway, it got me to wonderin' how much effect the current situation would have on shows of affection in the future. Will things like hugs and handshakes go away? Or will people just be far more selective with them? Hmmmmm.
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Yeah, I would think that the clutched RD would be 95% of it. Maybe a chainring/crankset for 1x. I don't see the rest
They totally redesigned the STI levers. Changed the crank design to allow more clearance for tires which required an update to FD geometry -- the chainrings are 2.5 mm farther from the frame than before. Stuff like that.
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Addiction is all about class.
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In other consumerism news: I simplified a bit by selling off two guitars I was not playing (Only three of my others get any real play) and finally took the Schott jacket plunge. I have been considering buying my first real leather non-motorcycle jacket. You know, the thing I plan on wearing until I'm dead. Schott sent out an email coupon presumably to drum up business during what is a pretty devastating situation in their part of the world.

I bought the P673 in brown. It's glorious. I sized snug, so there will be some break in. It's soft enough, but extremely thick. It fits comfortably, but will need to stretch slightly in a few spots and I am also still on the downward trend in weight so we will meet somewhere in the middle on stretch vs. trimming myself down.
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Speaking of bike emails, I just got one from Specialized. I'm sure this lead-off image will have some undies in a bunch -

What's the problem?
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